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More Mobile Phone Outlets On Welsh Streets

mobile phone shops across the UK have increased by 12.5% in just one year, states a recent survey. According to the survey, the figure has moved up to 4,329 from 3,847 as Carphone Warehouse, leading the market with 812 stores, and Orange too experience rapid growth. However, the independent mobile stores, which are not owned by a major chain, are struggling to get market share in the UK mobile market.

The survey also reveals the maximum growth in mobile outlets has been observed on the streets of Wales, where the number of mobile phone shop has increased by 51% from 134 to 202 in just one year, much higher than any other part of the UK. Branded by the retail companies as the new pound stores, these new outlets were strong enough to resist the recession and eventually made a profit during this period, which is believed to be as a result of the huge student population of Western Wales.

These mobile shops have been termed “recession-proof” outlets by Cardiff University economist, Professor Patrick Minford who observed the growth was most prominent in areas with a high density of students, like Cardiff, where the number of shops grew by 37% in the last year. Professor Minford said, “The rise is related to young people who are much less affected by the recession, particularly very young people still living at home.”

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